Debian 4.86.1 beta

Mark Sapiro mark at
Thu Jan 28 22:08:45 UTC 2016

On 01/28/2016 01:46 PM, Jerry Benton wrote:
> — note
> It already checks during preinst for /etc/MailScanner/custom and moves the contents and deletes the directory or link.

preinst is where the problem is.

>         # /etc/MailScanner/custom
>         if [ -d "/etc/MailScanner/custom" ]; then
>                 mkdir -p /usr/share/MailScanner/perl/custom/
>                 cp -rf /etc/MailScanner/custom/* /usr/share/MailScanner/perl/custom/
>                 rm -rf /etc/MailScanner/custom
>         fi

If /etc/MailScanner/custom is already a symlink to
/usr/share/MailScanner/perl/custom, 'cp -rf /etc/MailScanner/custom/*
/usr/share/MailScanner/perl/custom/' fails because even with -f, cp
won't copy a file to itself.

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